Jan R. Carson's mobiles are reminders of the outdoors for those who garden, hike, or otherwise interact with the elements. But these are not ways in which the artist spends her time. She prefers to observe nature from a distance and comprehend its beauty from a place deep within herself. She writes: "My sculpture is inspired by the balance of strength and fragility in nature. I express this equilibrium by suspending each artwork in a state of free yet limited motion. As well, perpetual, circular movement conveys both my desire to extend time, and the sensation of its endless, inescapable flow." 

Jan's fiber works have been featured in juried, invitational, and solo exhibitions and are in numerous private collections. She has recently begun creating larger, commissioned pieces for corporations and public spaces. 
In 2002, Jan was a finalist for the prestigious NICHE Award, honoring excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Since 1999 she has been the artist and owner of Moon-Lily Silk Mobiles, the name under which she created a line of popular kinetic sculptures sold in galleries, boutiques and museum stores throughout the U.S.

Jan received her M.F.A. in fibers under Tom Lundberg at Colorado State University and her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. She was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Artist Choice Leaf Mobile by Moonlily - Fire Opal - 1
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    Artist Choice Leaf Mobile by Moonlily


    • Stylized leaves available in many color palettes. Created from lightly starched silk and fine gauge stainless wire using only hand tools. Intended for interior use only.  50" diameter, 20" vertical depth.  Currently available in: Original Leaf,  naturalistic greens and browns, Red Berries  red, greens, Jade Tree blues, greens
    • Artist Jan Carson of Moon lily Mobiles brings us beauty and serenity; balanced in a poetic suspension. Light and color emit a sense of peace and equilibrium.
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